When I was about 19 I did a workshop in London. In one exercise all the people in the room (about 70) were told they were on a sinking ship and only six people could be saved as their was just one lifeboat. In one minute or less we had to individually convince the group leaders why we should be saved. Guess who was first and didn't make the lifeboat cut?! "Too panicy", was the feedback and nearly thirty years later with a 5:00am phone call from a loving friend that a tsunami was on it's way, not much has changed. Others drank champagne had parties and generally frolicked in the face of the unknown. Meanwhile at 5:45am I was in line for an hour at the store for groceries, while calling our IT guy to shut down the work server and generally not being a whole lot of fun.
...and lord knows you need a bit of fun on a lifeboat.